Skylar is available for adoption through GSRE – this is what her current owners say about her.
Skylar is a 2-year-9-month-year-old female, black and tan German Shepherd with a short coat. She is not neutered, vaccinated or flea/worm treated but is micro-chipped. She has no known food allergies but can have an upset stomach if she has a change of food. She has no disclosed medical issues.
She has lived in her current home since the age of 8 weeks when she was bought from a breeder. She is OK during visits to the vets.
Skylar is being rehomed as her male owner has had a change of job and can no longer give her the time she needs. She fights with the resident dog and has nipped people three times as a warning through nervousness which has resulted in the female owner losing confidence in her, especially around their young children.
Skylar currently lives with a toddler and a 9-year-old child, however, due to her nervousness and three incidents of her nipping people in the past, it is believed that she would be better suited to a calm, quiet house possibly with dog savvy teenagers. She is described as being reactive towards other dogs whilst out walking and sometimes in the home with the other resident dog (Sprocker). She is selective and gets on better with dogs rather than bitches. She appears to get on well with a relatives two dogs. She is not good with cats.
Skylar will bark when people come to visit the house but the owners believe this is just to warn people off. She will also bark at people passing the house but is not described as barking excessively. She is crate trained and left in one when in the house alone (unknown how long). She travels well in the car, lives indoors and is fully housetrained. She is currently fed Harringtons dry mix with pate.
Skylar has a recall and also knows bed, sit, wait, spin, paw, down and up. She has worked with two trainers in the past to address her reactivity to people and dogs. She is much better now with people but can still sometimes be wary around men. She does not like having her nails clipped.
During the time the GSRE assessor spent with Skylar, this is what they said about her.
Skylar is a beautiful girl who has not been socialised properly as a young dog due to the COVID restrictions during lockdown. When the assessor arrived at the home, Skylar was in her crate. She barked initially but soon settled.
They took Skylar for a walk and she walked well with the assessor, however, they did not see any dogs. When the male owner then walked her, they saw another dog and she reacted by rearing up and he had difficulty distracting her. She currently wears a slip lead and harness (as advised by a trainer) whilst out. Skylar is a clever girl who seems to pick things up quickly and the assessor believes her reactivity would be resolved with time and effort.
Skylar took treats nicely from the assessor and is in wonderful condition. The assessor believes that she will make someone a wonderful companion with time and effort and would have been happy to have take Skylar home if they would have been able to.
- Harrogate - own home
- 2.9 month
- Good with children:
- Yes - Older Only
- Good with other dogs:
- Good with cats: